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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by trausch, Aug 31, 2005.
So say we all!
SO SAY WE ALL!
In space, no one can hear you scream.
I'm a fan of the original series,and after viewing maybe one or two of the ''reimagined'' episodes,I have sworn off the new one totally.
Especially after I saw that Richard Hatch,the original Apollo,had finally thrown in his lot with this insult to the original.
To many people in the Galactica Original fan community,this man is nothing short of a traitor.Including myself.
What is it about Hollyweird anyway,that they cant' resist the impulse to take great old TV and movies,and screw around with them until it actually offends people that used to love these very programs?
Apparently they get off on torturing the loyal fans just to raise up a crop of fans that WILL watch their crap,because they don't know any better.
I know that I'm on my soapbox,but my God,when will they get the idea that with some things,it's just the right strategy to leave well enough alone;
unless it pleases the old-school viewers?
Look at what happened with the ''new''version of Kolchak,the Night Stalker.
Failed miserably,due to viewer disintrest,and outright boycotting over the 'net by hardcore,old-school fans.
WE sank that piece of crap.
We saw that it was NOT what we wanted in that show,and it failed.
Yeah, next thing you know they'll do remakes of The Hardy Boys and Land of The Lost, and actually make them into gritty, dark, great shows. How dare they!
My point is that these shows were NOT originally designed to be that way,nor should they.
They were examples of great drama,sweeping epics that used archetypal imagery instead of spelling it out for you,like they do so much of today.
Do they really have to show you a sex scene in order to illustrate that two of the characters might be involved that way?
It's the'' itching ears'' syndrome:
Give us what we want,even though it might be wrong or objectionable to the greater percentage of consumers.We want it!''
Say for instance, that someone took one of your favorite shows from when you were a child,and then not only switched all the characters around,made some of them switch gender,and then inserted a pornographic thread into the storyline.
Tell me; how would you react?
I do not think you would be very pleased at all.
I mean if the program in question was geared for CHILDREN,like Land of the Lost,or the Hardy boys,or even Nancy Drew.
What would you have them do to HER in this PC culture that we live in?
Make her a lesbian,just to satisfy the more questionable viewer demographics?
Being ABLE to tamper with things does not make it right,no matter how much money or creativity is behind the effort.
It is still tampering.
But giving what is supposed to be a more advanced culture than ours friggin' slug-throwers as weaponry?
Conventional hand-guns that fire BULLETS?
I prefer the original Colonial Blaster pistols.
Made bigger,more impressive holes.
Spoilerize that, RoundBoy, the show that quote came from hasn't been shown in the US ... Yet .
Disease was practically unknown in the Original Series universe,with few exceptions.
Some sicknesses were the result of environmental disasters,infections brought aboard ship,or radiation damage.
You never hear about anything as hum-drum as cancer,and if you had ,the level of colonial medicine that existed could well have made that an archaic term.
Not that I'm saying that everyone was always in perfect health.
Just that the state of the medical arts was such that if cancer was one of the morbidities that afflicted the Colonies and it's people,it could have been eradicated from the disease spectrum eons ago.
And that if someone did have it they gave you a pill for it,and that was that .
No more invasive surgery,or radical radiation or chemo that made you sicker than the disease.
That one little tablet got rid of it.
Add to that the longer life-spans of the Colonials,Adama being something less than 200 yahrens old.
With lifespans like that,they would HAVE the time it takes to really research and perfect
actual ,one-use cures for threats to health,life and limb.
And since most diseases shorten life,the more you get rid of the longer that lifespan becomes.
Hell,it just bothers me that Starbuck's been turned into a chick.
Just don't work for me at all.......
Easy solution. Don't watch it.
Frankly, I've tried to go back and watch some of the original series, and find now that it's utterly unwatchable. I guess when I was 11 it held some interest, but now I see how ridiculous it was.
This is NOT the original BSG. It is a different show, and it stands on its own. Get the old show and watch it over and over and be happy. That's fine and dandy. More power to you.
If I didn't like it, I wouldn't watch it. But really, they didn't do ANYTHING to the original. They made something new. The original is there to be watched in its unadulterated glory.
I love both shows, but to suggest that the original was better written, better acted or had better effects is absurd, IMO. I will say I prefer laser-blasters to bullets, though.
To us fans of the Original ,this crap on Sci-fi isn't BSG.
Some people will accept ANYTHING just on the ''merit'' that it's ''new.''
That means that they will accept anything,whether it's really good or not;
just different and not connected in the proper fashion to the original that it's purporting to be connected to.
It's laziness on the part of the people that made it,and deliberately offensive to the people that love and cherish the parent show.
It's creative elitism for them to say that they want to make something called BSG and then have the attitude that the show it came from is different altogether,and then say that it's ridiculous absurd to expect them to heel to the show of origin.
In trying to be so different,this show along with traitor Richard Hatch, have alienated the original series fans.Hatch has basically turned around and offered his ass to the highest bidder.
The man is nothing but a whore to most originalBSG fans now as a result.
The same opinion will hold true if ANY of the Original series actors cross the line as well.
Stop diluting words. Traitor means something, and you demean yourself and your position by using it in this fashion.
Well then, what in your infinite wisdom would you ****ing call him?
And I will use whatever words that seem appropriate to me.
I think we're in "Do Not Feed the Troll" territory here...
It seems that anyone that doesn't kiss PC butt is branded a ''troll''.
I'm speaking my mind.
Get over it.
Everybody's opinion is accepted but the ones that go against popular acclaim.
If I choose to point out that I think something is crap to me and others,I WILL.
I do like your idea about that lesbian Nancy Drew series.